by Hailey Potter
September 24 - Motto Contest is posted. What will be our motto this year?
October 5 - Motto Contest is announced! Our new motto for this year’s Gryfftoberfest is The Voices in Our Head Agree- We’re Not Crazy! Submitted by first year Jennifer Kusakabee!
October 6 - Gryfftoberfest Signature and Avatar Contest begins!
October 6 - Humfrey B.’s Trick or Treat contest begins. Tricks included tricks on Humfrey, Pinata boils, introducing Humfrey to the internet, and infiltrating Slytherin’s dungeons to leave blast-ended screwts in the boys’ clothing drawers.
October 6 - Gryfftoberfest Song Parodies begins. New parodies include Eno Thomas’s “Don’t Stop Believing” Gryffindor for Third, Elisa Everlong’s “I’ll Make a Lion Out of You” and “Eye of the Lion,” Fumei Shirokuro’s “Counting All the Lions,” Bay Reilly’s “In Gryffindor” and “Begin Again,” Nymphadora Hex’s “Brick by Boring Brick,” Ada Pepperstone’s “Earning Points for Gryffindor” and “Lion Style,” Allison Sullivan’s “Both Sides of Gryffindor for Third,”and Destri Weasley’s “Rubies.”
October 6 - Gryfftoberfest Poetry Contest begins! Includes acrostics by Nymphadora Hex; Pandora Gotham, and Kailey Jones; hiakus by Nymphadora Hex and Bay Reilly; sonnets by Nymphadora Hex; and regular poems from Eno Thomas and Pandora Gotham. I think it’s fair to say Nymphadora takes the crown for Gryfftoberfest Poetry Queen! We’ve definitely learned she’s a fine poet!
October 7 - Groups and Spooks RPG begins, which included jello flying every which way at everyone. Therefore being forever known as the Jello Hijinx of 2012. And apparently meanwhile there were zombies in the dungeons? Classic example of the craziness we get into here in Gryff.
October 7 - Pumpkin Carving begins! Submissions included Nina Messersmith’s incredible angry and devilish cat pumpkins and Pandora Gotham’s grim reaper pumpkin.
October 8 - The Fat Lady requests a new Gryfftoberfest dress.
October 14 - Pin the Gryffindor to their Homework begins. This contest consisted of students trying to pass off a massive stack of homework to someone else.
October 15 - Winners were chosen for the Signature and Avatar Contest. Winning submissions were created by Fumei Shirokuro (no surprise there!) and Eno Thomas! Siggies and Avys were then posted all over the Gryffindor Common Room and HOL forums. Fumei’s crazy lion sig/avy seemed to be a popular favorite.